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Therapist and student reflects on service in Belize

PT with older patient in Belize

Physical therapist and University of Indianapolis Doctor of Health Science student Maryleen Jones was part of UIndy’s interprofessional trip to Belize last summer. On the morning of July 25, 2015, the group was in Hopkins for some R&R and service on the Caribbean Coast. Maryleen went out for a run, listening to her iPod. This

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UIndy Krannert School of Physical Therapy snapshot

UIndy Krannert School of Physical Therapy snapshot

Holding a spot in the top 25% of the country, UIndy’s Krannert School of Physical Therapy is nationally ranked and produces more physical therapists than any other institution in the state of Indiana. For the past three years UIndy has successfully placed 100% of graduates from the physical therapy program in jobs and for the

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Making a murderer, or making a confessor?

“Making a Murderer,” the hit 10-part documentary (words rarely uttered together), took viewers on a captivating, shocking and often infuriating journey through Steven Avery’s wrongful conviction and eventual exoneration, mixed in a healthy dose of apparent police corruption, then topped off with what appeared to be a second wrongful conviction fueled by personal grudges held

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Physical therapy faculty to present at APTA national meeting

APTA CSM conference presentation

The University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT) will be well represented at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) next month in Anaheim, California. KSPT faculty and students will present more than a dozen research programs and posters. The topics of the presentations include physical therapy education,

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Master’s in Sport Management Open House

Female sport intern with basketballs

What’s in between the NCAA football bowl games and the start of college basketball’s March Madness? The Open House for UIndy’s Master of Science in Sport Management program on Feb. 1. If you’re interested in a career in the business of college sports, join us on campus from 5:30-7 p.m. EST. During this open house, you

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Personal attention throughout the admissions process

The University of Indianapolis prides itself on the level of personal attention it is able to provide students to meet their academic goals. The Office of Admissions is committed to serving you from the first time you step on campus. Here is how we can serve you: One-on-one appointments with your own admissions counselor when you

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2016 Top Issues for Psychology

It is the time of year in which many individuals make New Year’s resolutions. People become more concerned with health, diet/nutrition, and exercise, make resolutions regarding their social life, social media and technology usage, all with the aim of making improvements to their lives. Of course, many of these resolutions are broken or forgotten within

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Advanced education in the care of people with dementia

Senior and caregiver

Long term care professionals who are interested in advanced training in dementia caregiving will want to register for Care of Persons with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a course coordinated by the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community on behalf of the Indiana State Department of Health. The three-day, interactive, face-to-face training course will be

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Helping seniors enjoy the holidays

Senior lady wheelchair

The holidays offer multiple opportunities to for families to get together. When your family includes older adults, planning ahead to make sure they are included in the festivities makes the celebrations more enjoyable for everyone. Here are some ideas for how you can include your older family members as important parts of your holiday gathering.

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PT professor publishes articles on intensive care & cystic fibrosis

PT professor publishes articles on intensive care & cystic fibrosis

A recent publication by University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy professor Anne Mejia-Downs, PT, MPH, PhD(c) describes the unique approach Mejia-Downs and her colleagues take to orienting physical therapists to the care of patients in the several intensive care units (ICU) at IU Health Methodist Hospital. The article, “Comprehensive Critical Care Orientation for

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MBA student named to PepsiCo Chairman’s Circle of Champions

Jennifer Pfledderer

UIndy’s respected MBA program attracts students of all kinds – some fresh from undergraduate studies, others already accomplished in their fields. A clear example of the latter is industrial engineer Jennifer Pfledderer, recently named by her employer, PepsiCo, to its 2015 Chairman’s Circle of Champions. One of the company’s highest internal honors, it is extended

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UIndy PT students & faculty run to support Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run

UIndy PT students and faculty awaiting the start of the 2015 Jingle Bell Run

The University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT) was well represented at this year’s Jingle Bell Run, which took place in Indianapolis on Saturday, December 12. The run is organized by the Arthritis Foundation each year as a way to bring attention to those who live with the joint disease. The  proceeds of

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ACT & SAT testing advice

ACT & SAT testing advice

The ACT and SAT exams are important pieces to your college application.  It is important that you perform your best on these tests as they may help determine your admission to a university and the scholarships you receive. The University of Indianapolis will accept either the ACT or SAT and super score your results. Before the

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Registration open for online aging studies courses

African American student laptop

Registration for Winter 2016 continues for both undergraduate and graduate courses in aging studies at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC). Courses are offered in a completely online format offering maximum flexible for individuals with busy schedules. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree or higher can take individual graduate courses on a

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Four gerontology students to present capstone projects

Students in the online Master of Science in Gerontology program are required to plan, conduct and present a Capstone project to conclude their course of study in the program. Four graduating gerontology students will give their Capstone presentations on Monday, December 14, 2015 at the  Center for Aging & Community in Room 210 of the

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Psychology and campus racism: Introducing Dr. Kathryn Boucher

Over the last several weeks, students across college campuses have made headlines for their demonstrations. At the University of Missouri, a graduate student went on a hunger strike and members of the football team refused to play in protest of administrators’ slow and lacking response to racist events on campus. At Yale University, students confronted

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Neighborhood Stories wins $10k prize for intergenerational effort

Neighborhood Stories wins $10k prize for intergenerational effort

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) joined forces with Big Car arts collaborative and Joy’s House to host a Spirit & Place event called Dream Indy 5×5. The competition asked teams to dream up ways to use art to improve Indianapolis and encouraged submissions that had an intergenerational bent to them.

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KSPT presentation earns top billing at ortho meeting

Dr. Jim Bellew portrait

Jeevan Pandya, a 2006 Krannert School of Physical Therapy alumnus and Dr. Jim Bellew (pictured), a KSPT professor, earned the 1st Place Award  for a poster presentation at the American Academy of Manual and Orthopedic Physical Therapists Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky last month. The poster, “Successful management of bilateral lower extremity pain diagnosed as

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Active Minds Veteran’s Day activities

Active Minds is a UIndy student organization with graduate and undergraduate members that promotes awareness of mental health issues. Our efforts focus on reducing the stigma associated with psychological disorders and seeking treatment. Recently, we participated in the National Day Without Stigma on Oct. 5. You may have spotted our sidewalk chalk messages on campus.

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Your vote can mean $10k for one lucky 5×5 team

Dream Indy 5x5

How can you use art to make Indianapolis more accessible, healthy, green or lively for multiple generations? That’s the question the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community, Big Car Collaborative and Joy’s House Adult Day Service asked people to consider.  Five teams will use five slides and take five minutes to pitch their

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